Traditions of a bygone era are still alive and well in the rustic villages found throughout Spain. Many if the authentic travel experiences are found well away from the major cities and tourist centres. The best way to discover the true essence of these quintessential Spanish experiences is on a walking or cycling holiday.
WALKING HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN
Follow the ancient pathways through traditional towns and villages as you walk between coasts and through the scenic countryside that is this country’s backbone. From walks in Salvador Dali’s Catalonia, a ramble to sample the history and cuisine of Andalucia and Granada, or more rugged hikes in the mountains of the Picos de Europa or Alto Aragon, UTracks has Spain covered. Our walks in Spain take in the country’s most visually stunning and culturally rich region which include the Rioja, Cordoba and Segura, the Genal Valley, the Moorish Kingdom of Granada and much more.
Traverse the centuries of time and the borders of Europe on the medieval pilgrim trail of the Camino. In the 9th century, the tomb of the apostle St James was unearthed in Compostela. The site became the focus of a pilgrim trail beginning in France, and crossing northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This journey, also known as the ‘Way of St James’ winds its way across borders, following in the footsteps of thousands of medieval pilgrims through the beautiful Sierras of Navarre and Aragon. The route passes a multitude of churches and monasteries, resembling a travelling museum of Romanesque art.
UTracks offers a variety of walking trips along the Camino, from 5 days to a full 36 day traverse, as well as a cycling tour along the Camino.
Take a self guided cycling holiday in Spain to meander through the quaint villages soaking up the countryside ambience, food and superb wine, while each night relax at the beautiful pensions that define these rural regions. Pedal at your own pace on through the vineyards of the Rioja region, the Basque country, along the Compostela Trail or in Catalonia.
Many of our walking and cycling holidays in Spain are suitable or specially designed for families. Family friendly trips are marked as such in the Trip Activity on each trip page. Learn more about our Family Adventures.